Illinois General Assembly

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Name: Illinois General Assembly
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Illinois Inspector General calls for more legislative ethics laws

SPRINGFIELD (WREX) -The top ethics officer for the Illinois General Assembly is calling for stronger rules to govern lawmakers, including open records on when they recommend a constituent for admission to a university or for a job.Inspector General Tom ... [Published 13 WREX-TV - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant

NEW YORK – A family seen by some as a potential American political dynasty is about to add another generation to its ranks.Chelsea Clinton, the only child of Bill and Hillary Clinton, surprised the crowd at a “No Ceilings” event on equality for girls ... [Published Buffalo News - Apr 18 2014]
First reported 17 hours ago - Updated 17 hours ago - 1 reports

Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

The Illinois General Assembly's top ethics officer is again recommending stronger rules to govern lawmakers — including open records about when they recommend a constituent for a job or university…Click to Continue » ... [Published Myrtle Beach Sun News - 17 hours ago]
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 20 hours ago - 1 reports

Olympia lays off staff and raises fees

STANFORD — Facing a budget shortfall of more than $1 million, the Olympia Board of Education has approved the elimination of four teaching positions, layoff notices for more than two dozen aides and several bus drivers and increased several fees for next ... [Published Pantagraph.com - 20 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Governor Quinn Unveils Six-Year, $8.6 Billion Transportation Construction Program

New Multi-Year Plan Will Improve 1,845 Miles of Highway, Replace or Rehabilitate 384 Bridges and Make Major Investments in Public TransitDays after receiving positive feedback from bond rating agencies regarding his fiscal year 2015 budget plan, Governor ... [Published Illinois Manufacturing Association - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Illinois General Assembly seeks to amend mechanic’s lien law

The Illinois General Assembly is considering a bill that would amend the mechanic’s lien law by clarifying that an agreement to subordinate a lien under the Mechanic’s Lien Act is against public policy and unenforceable.Under current law, any contractor ... [Published The Legal Description - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

US: Lawmaker kicks off new campaign for Chicago casino

Even better for proponents, Governor Pat Quinn has hinted that the latest version comes closer to what he wants than earlier bills that he blocked. But despite that, the proposal still faces long odds of clearing the Illinois General Assembly this spring, ... [Published Yogonet.com - Apr 17 2014]
Entities: Casino, Chicago, Pat Quinn
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

ISS prepares for Sen. Durbin town hall meeting

The Illinois Student Senate discussed resolutions for the upcoming town hall meeting with Sen. Dick Durbin and HR 3892, the Student Loan Borrowers' Bill of Rights Act of 2013, during its meeting Wednesday night.Appropriation for town hall meeting with ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

REVISE ILLINOIS INCOME TAX - MAKE IT FAIR

The fight for a fair tax in Illinois is gaining momentum, thanks to a groundswell of support from small business owners, service providers, people of faith, taxpayers, and legislators.They know that cuts of $2 billion this fiscal year and $5 billion the ... [Published Deerfield Patch - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

IDNR Asks For Help to Conserve the Monarch Butterfly

SPRINGFIELD – One of Illinois’ state symbols has been in the news both nationally and internationally for a troubling fact. Scientists have documented an unprecedented drop in numbers of the monarch butterfly on its wintering grounds in Mexico since the ... [Published WIFR - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Give biennial budget a try

One reason given by Gov. Pat Quinn for postponing his annual budget address until March 26 was that he wanted to put forth a 5-year financial plan for the state.While that might merely have been an excuse to put off the speech until after the March 18 ... [Published Saukvalley.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Three Dems fear politics of taxes

Who gets it done first? Who will pay?Those are the big questions for Pat Quinn, Toni Preckwinkle and Rahm Emanuel as they converge on solutions to our pension crisis — and how to pay for it.Illinois politicians have long been a national butt of jokes ... [Published HighBeam Research - Apr 14 2014]

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"We need to have a level playing field," Moore said. "Those who are seeking out video gambling are leaving Woodridge and going to other towns that have them like Darien and Westmont. Something has to be done to help small businesses in town."
..." Reporters on ABC, CBS and NBC gushed over the announcement that Chelsea Clinton is pregnant.  Good Morning America's  Bianna Golodryga enthused, " Move over, Prince George, though. This morning, Americans have their own royal, or, rather, presidential baby, to look forward to.  "
"When you look atat all of these reductions, the majority is being done through attrition and retirements, but it is unlikely that all the people being 'RIFed' will be called back" Superintendent Andrew Wise said, referring to reduction-in-force layoff notices
...99 percent of all (who) first use of tobacco occurs by age 26, so if young adults remain tobacco free, very few will begin tobacco use," she said. "This can prevent long-term diseases such as lung cancer, which is more likely among those who begin to smoke early in life. We know that college age students have increased vulnerability to tobacco use, both from peer influence as well as heavy marketing from the tobacco industry which targets young adults."

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Woodridge mulls gaming license limit during tri... [Published Chicago Tribune - 14 hours ago]
Illinois Inspector General calls for more legis... [Published 13 WREX-TV - 15 hours ago]
Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws [Published Myrtle Beach Sun News - 17 hours ago]
ABC on Chelsea Clinton's Pregnancy: 'Move Over ... [Published Media Research Center - 18 hours ago]
Olympia lays off staff and raises fees [Published Pantagraph.com - 20 hours ago]
The Poetry of Abraham Lincoln [Published HispanicBusiness.com - 21 hours ago]
Chelsea Clinton announces she's pregnant [Published Buffalo News - Apr 18 2014]
Bill OK’d in House proposes smoke-free college ... [Published McDonough County Voice - Apr 17 2014]
Illinois General Assembly seeks to amend mechan... [Published The Legal Description - Apr 17 2014]
US: Lawmaker kicks off new campaign for Chicago... [Published Yogonet.com - Apr 17 2014]
Governor Quinn Unveils Six-Year, $8.6 Billion T... [Published Illinois Manufacturing Association - Apr 17 2014]
ISS prepares for Sen. Durbin town hall meeting [Published Individual.com - Apr 17 2014]
Taxing suburban commuters is a terrible idea [Published Chicago Sun-Times - Apr 17 2014]
REVISE ILLINOIS INCOME TAX - MAKE IT FAIR [Published Deerfield Patch - Apr 17 2014]
Horse racing industry wants more out of casino ... [Published NWI Times - Apr 17 2014]
New Chicago casino plan rises, but rocks ahead [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Apr 16 2014]
Lawmaker kicks off new campaign for Chicago casino [Published Crains ChicagoBusiness - Apr 16 2014]
IDNR Asks For Help to Conserve the Monarch Butt... [Published WIFR - Apr 16 2014]
R. F. D. News & Views, April 16, 2014 [Published Legal Record Corporation - Apr 16 2014]
Illinois Supreme Court strikes down “click thro... [Published Lexology - Apr 16 2014]
Activists still pushing for no petcoke in their... [Published NWI Times - Apr 16 2014]
Pregracke, Moffitt to Give Sandburg Commencemen... [Published Aledo Times Record.com - Apr 16 2014]
District 300 ramping up to push state to fund g... [Published Elgin Courier News - Apr 15 2014]
IDNR asks for help to conserve monarch butterfly [Published KFVS12 - Apr 15 2014]
Sen. McGuire to host Town Hall Meetings in Rome... [Published Romeoville Patch - Apr 15 2014]
Read more [Published News Gazette - Apr 15 2014]
Give biennial budget a try [Published Saukvalley.com - Apr 15 2014]
Smart Grid Program Supports More than 2,800 Job... [Published Transmission & Distribution World - Apr 14 2014]
Three Dems fear politics of taxes [Published HighBeam Research - Apr 14 2014]
Support for Illinois term limits are far more t... [Published Chicago Now - Apr 14 2014]
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CNN's GUT CHECK for March 18, 2014 [Published CNN Political Ticker - Mar 18 2014]
CNN's GUT CHECK |for March 18, 2014| 5 p.m.- n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle DEVELOPING … RNC PREDICTS 2014 “TSUNAMI” … T he head of the Republican Party has a prediction about November's midterm ...
Prevention Over Punishment: The Push to Reduce ... [Published Next New Deal - Mar 04 2014]
Chicago should seek new methods of violence prevention that focus on strengthening neighborhoods and focus on healing, because these methods are more effective and more cost-effective. It’s no secret that gun violence has long been a major problem in ...
U.S.English Chairman Condemns Illinois Bill Req... [Published Marketwire - Breaking News Releases - Feb 28 2014]
WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Feb 28, 2014) - U.S.English Chairman Mauro E. Mujica today expressed great concern over a bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would require state agencies to provide foreign language interpreters and translations. ...
Chicago's New Smart Cards Make Commuting Even H... [Published Mashable! - Dec 17 2013]
"Stop. Stop. Go." The error message blinks back at commuters from electronic turnstiles in the Chicago subway stations. Many need to swipe several times before the city's new transit card even registers. And that's only one of the challenges ...
Retirement for Chicago Park District Employees,... [Published Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis - Nov 13 2013]
Want to retire at age 58? With Full benefits? When Private sector workers do not qualify for full Social Security benefits until age 67?Who doesn't?Hey, no problem. Just work for the Chicago park district (or countless city police and fire department ...
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Illinois Click-Through Legislation Preempted by... [Published PR Newswire - Oct 29 2013]
ISRA Applauds Override Of Governor Quinn's Veto... [Published PR Newswire - Jul 09 2013]
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